My escape story began with a trip to Paris with my son, Harrison, over Easter holiday in April of 2015.
We were only going for three days to check out the France while, Doug, his dad was traveling in China for work. We’ve always enjoyed travel as a family and this was our first major Mother-Son adventure. Not wanting it to be a lame trip that he took with his mom, I googled for ‘Cool Things to do with Teenagers in Paris.’
My searches kept showing Hint Hunt Escape Rooms. I read the reviews and they said things similar to this: ‘The whole trip to Paris and this game was what the family raved about the most. Great for families with older teens.’
I read on in their website and the game for for 3-6 players. We had recently (at that time it was 2015) also seen an episode of the Big Bang Theory where the scientists played an escape room and the joke was that they were so smart they got out (aka Escaped) very shortly after the clock started. I was intrigued, so I emailed and asked about playing with 2 players, they told me it was harder and the minimum was three, but I could buy 3 tickets and just arrive with 2 and they would let us play. So I did that and off we flew to Paris, where I visited every comic book store (one store twice) and we tried our first escape.
They were surprised to have America Mom and her 15 year old show up for their last slot on a Tuesday night to escape.
It was amazing! We were brilliant, we solved problems, we were clueless and had to ask for hints, we scratched our head and felt light bulbs click in our heads when we saw the light and solutions we needed to get to the next puzzle. We didn’t beat the clock – but we had the best memories ever! I couldn’t believe that I paid money to get locked up in a room and it was so much fun.
During all of the little victories (and ‘what does that mean?’ moments) we had 100% connected together. We were a team. I am so happy that we did that and took a chance and booked a late night escape game during our Paris Trip. It changed my life forever.